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Thomson Reuters Interview Questions

Updated Nov 21, 2017
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    Client Service Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (New York, NY) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online had a phone screening with HR then a phone call with the hiring manager. Went to the office for in person interview with the hiring manager and a team member.

    Was told my technical experience wasn't the problem but worried about my customer service experience. Funny because Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg thought my experience with customers wasn't the issue but my technical experience was lacking but still gave me an offer. I finally understand why Thomson Reuters is not close to being a leader and why a lot of good employees leave...

    Interview Questions

    • Behavior questions dealing with clients when they are angry, forgotten and asking for the impossible... My strengths and weaknesses... UNIX questions, FIX questions and connectivity troubleshooting   1 Answer

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Nov 3, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. If you would like to provide us with additional feedback, please email us at human.resources@tr.com.


  2.  

    Winter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters in September 2017.

    Interview

    I got the interview notification after 1 week, and I was asked to do it on Hire vue. It is an AI type of interview that evaluate your performance based on your look, gesture, and communication skills. It asked some behavioral questions like talking about your strength and weakness, and how your past work experience can be applied to this position.

    Interview Questions

    • How you career align with the internship in Thomson Reuters?   Answer Question

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. If you are still interested in Thomson Reuters, and we hope you are, we encourage you to sign up to receive job... More

  3. Helpful (8)  

    Content Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

    Interview

    I applied through a friend's referral, at a time when she told me the company really needed writers. About two weeks later, an HR person emailed me to set up a phone chat (I would be working remotely from a different city than the headquarters). That call lasted about an hour, covered a lot of ground and went well, with him telling me repeatedly that he liked my background and saw me as a great fit for this role and the next level up. He said he'd be in touch over the next two days to set up the phone interview with two content editors, and he was true to his word.

    The interview with the content editors also went well, with them diving into my vast journalism and marketing background and talking about specific projects (the ones on their plates as well as the ones I'd previously worked on). Again, they told me that they saw me as a fit, that they wanted to move quickly, and that the HR guy would be in touch by the end of the week with next steps.

    The HR guy did reach out, but he wanted to schedule yet another phone interview with two more content editors in a different discipline. Keep in mind that I was a full-time freelancer at the time and was doing these 60-90-minute-long phone interviews between appointments in my hot car with no A/C running so as not to make noise. But like the other interviews, this went well also. They told me that they had compared notes with the other editors, so they had different questions about my background and how I research/source stories. We wrapped up with them saying that the HR guy would be in touch within a couple of days and that I should get an offer within two weeks.

    The HR guy was *not* in touch within a couple of days. It was around a holiday weekend, though, so I let it go for another week before emailing him to get a status update. He wrote back and said things were still going through the project but everything should be settled within a few days. I waited. Waited more. Waited still. I checked in two weeks after I hadn't heard from him and got nothing. Same thing yet another week later. After three weeks, I wrote and told him that I was interested in the work and partnering with the editors I'd spoken with, but I had another job offer and would really appreciate an update (I was being truthful - I did have another offer in hand). I didn't hear back from the HR guy for two more weeks after that, just as I was getting ready to start my new job. "You may as well take it; I'm not sure if we're going to move forward with hiring anybody." SERIOUSLY? He couldn't have told me that weeks ago? What in the hell was the point of about ten weeks of conversations and promises? And why wouldn't you update someone who was a referral from a respected employee?

    Never again.

    Interview Questions

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 4, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards and expectations and we would like to follow up directly with the team... More


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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Nice, well laid out. The interviewer was well informed as to the questions he was asking. The deep dive and follow through discussion was very interesting. When I got stuck, decent hints were provided.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain sorting algorithm and its complexity   1 Answer

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're glad that you have decided to join Thomson Reuters!


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

    Interview

    Several Phone calls, the recruiter scheduled three calls and never called. I finally had a 5 minute conversation that resulted in an interview. Arrived early at the interview site and the interviewer was never told I was there. Waited 30 minutes before they showed up. They suggested I have a follow-up conversation with matrix manager, who never bothered to return my call.

    Interview Questions

    • Large orginization so any question may not be relevant to specific role.   1 Answer

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards and expectations and we would like to follow up directly with the team... More


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a Thomson Reuters recruiter on LinkedIn. I was surprised that he thought I would be a good fit for the role he shared with me, since my background didn’t match the role requirements and the location wasn’t what I had specified in my profile, but upon confirming via email that the role is actually based in my metro area, we scheduled a call.

    This was the most ridiculous HR phone screen I had ever been a part of. It turns out that the job description I was sent was not the one I was scouted out for – the recruiter had sent me the wrong description (even though I had emailed him prior to the call to clarify some things on it). I wanted to learn about the role he originally thought I’d be a good fit for, but unfortunately he did not have any information on the role except for a one-sentence description, which he kept repeating as an answer to all the questions I asked while trying to get a better grasp of what they are looking for. I was able to somehow get it out of him that the role was in marketing - which is pretty broad. From here on, this call just turned into even more of a farce – I was told they are looking for someone analytical but also with a creative background. When I wanted to clarify if they are looking for an analyst to work with marketing data or a creative person to design marketing materials, he responded that it’s both! This seemed odd to me so I asked some more questions and he told me that my questions just mean that I don’t understand the role and hence am not a good fit. HA!

    At this point I tried to salvage the call, since he seemed to be really struggling and I really just wanted to see if there’s a role for me a Thomson Reuters, so I suggested that perhaps a call with the hiring manager would be a good idea so that I can actually see what they are looking for. He said he’d check and get back to me within a week.

    I was not surprised to not hear back. But I followed up with two emails and eventually heard back that there are no roles that fit my background.

    I was really surprised by this whole experience, given that the recruiter had been at Thomson Reuters for a few years and this was not his first job. In retrospect, it’s funny and amusing and a story to tell, but clearly doesn’t reflect well on Thomson Reuters.

    Interview Questions

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards and expectations and we would like to follow up directly with the team... More


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (Dallas, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by two individuals over the phone who spent zero time preparing for the interview. This was obvious when they were asking things that were clearly stated on my resume. Both were extremely difficult to understand as they had very thick accents and spoke softly. This was seriously one of the worst conducted interviews I have ever been a part of. Several of the questions were not even stated in the form of a question. I only knew I was being asked something after their long pause. When the call was over I scratched this company off my list as I have zero desire moving forward after talking to these two.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever used design patterns?   1 Answer

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Aug 17, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We apologize that your experience did not live up to our standards and expectations and we would like to follow up directly with the team... More

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (Dallas, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed with HR, several managers, and a lead support analyst on the team. It seems like a thorough and informative interview process. I found it very helpful to speak to so many on the team.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my background in support?   1 Answer

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Sep 14, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're glad that you have decided to join Thomson Reuters!


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    Legal Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted an application online. I was contacted for a phone interview a few weeks later. After the phone interview, I had an in-person interview with the managing editor and two senior editors. After those interviews, I had to do a fairly straightforward writing assignment. Unfortunately I didn't receive an offer, but everyone was very friendly and I appreciate that she called to let me know my standing throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when you have some who is difficult to work with in your group?   Answer Question

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Oct 2, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. If you are still interested in Thomson Reuters, and we hope you are, we encourage you to sign up to receive job... More


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Thomson Reuters.

    Interview

    Several steps to the process, overall took about 5 months.

    1. Apply online to GTMA program.
    2. They will send you a personality/behavioral "test" that just evaluates what type of professional you are, and how you can best improve. They just want to see what type of personality you have, and whether you will be fit for sales and face to face.
    3. Video interview. No, not skype - Video. Know the company, the position.
    4. Face to face super day at site location!

    Interview Questions

    Thomson Reuters Response

    Jul 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're glad that you have decided to join Thomson Reuters!


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